As a small hospital, we take pride in developing personal relationships with our clients and their pets. Using the most current knowledge and the cutting edge technology you might expect to find in a much larger hospital, we provide the best possible care in a warm, intimate environment.
Our goal is to build strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients and patients. These relationships, are based on trust, and allow us to tailor our medical approach to meet your needs.
Dr. Deanna Androski is a seasoned practitioner with over 23 years of experience. She thoroughly enjoys the full range of general veterinary practice – medicine, surgery, dentistry, and wellness care. Dr. Androski took on the role of AHOF’s Principle Doctor (Medical Director) in November 2019.
“I feel so blessed to do be able to do this work and lead such an outstanding team. We have created a cohesive staff that all strive to do their best for each patient in our care. AHOF is truly a special hospital with experienced veterinarians, dedicated nurses, and strong working relationships with our local specialists. AHOF has a cozy physical footprint, but is well equipped for high quality, advanced care and that makes for a great place to practice. More importantly, our clients are amazing – they consistently allow us to partner with them and work together for the common goal of keeping their pets in their best possible health. Compassionate, straightforward patient care and communication will always be fundamental. As veterinary medicine makes advances in leaps and bounds, some things stay the same. It’s the hands-on connection with my patients that make practice rewarding and the person-to-person conversations with their family that I value most. I am grateful I can simply “be there” for my patients when they need me – during clinic visits and via telemedicine follow-ups or consultations. I plan to stay in full-time, clinical general practice for the foreseeable future. I am passionate about this work.”
Dr. Androski lives with her two daughters, a very active cattle dog mix named Rex, an awkward terrier mix named Finnjamin (aka Finji), 4 cats (2 “regular” cats, a Sphynx, and very special cat with a rare congenital disorder), a small yellow lovebird that they fostered (and then adopted) from the Seattle Animal Shelter, a chinchilla (also adopted from the same shelter), and a senior Arabian horse. As a family they love to ride horses, travel locally, read regularly, and spend time with their many pets. Rex makes sure they visit the dog park often. He has also taught them many lessons on dog behavior, obedience, agility and most importantly patience, love, and more patience…and more love. Since Dr. Androski focuses solely on dog and cat medicine and surgery, her bird, chinchilla, and horse all have their own species-appropriate vets that manage their care. She is all-too-familiar with how it feels to be on the pet-parent side of the equation when a pet is hurt or sick.
Dr. Shlomo Freiman is a graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has
a strong interest in both internal medicine and surgery. He established AHoF in 1999 and has
devoted his energy and creativity into making it the unique veterinary hospital that it is today.
“I love my work and feel so privileged to do this for a living. This practice is first and foremost
about developing a close relationship between the client, the pet, the staff, and the vet.
When I was growing up in a small, rural community in Israel, our local vet lacked the great resources and technology that we have today, but he was always there for us and for our pets. I really enjoy building these kinds of relationships. I strongly believe that helping my clients understand the often complex medical issues facing their beloved pets, and guiding them through all the choices and options available to them, is one of my most important and rewarding roles as a vet.”
In 2015, Dr. Freiman co-founded Petriage, a veterinary telehealth platform that provides a unique user-friendly way for vets to communicate with clients and deliver care to pets remotely. Today he is one of the foremost experts in veterinary telehealth, and has been actively sharing his experience via webinars and lectures with veterinarians around the world. Dr. Freiman’s family includes a wife, two sons and his amazing granddaughters, Neli and Noa, plus a Jack Russell Terrier and a Cairn Terrier, both of whom accompany him to work every day. His hobbies include mountain biking, trail running, and reading. He is also an avid theater and movie-goer.
Dr. Melissa Yanik received her DVM from Kansas State University in 2001. Becoming a veterinarian was a childhood dream of hers.
She still absolutely loves working with both cats and dogs. Her interests include most aspects of general practice, but she has special interests in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry.
Dr. Yanik lives with her husband, two demanding cats, and one sleepy rescue dog. She loves spending time with friends and family, reading, doing CrossFit, and wake surfing.
Dr. Kristin Kemper has served as a general practitioner in the Pacific Northwest since graduating from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She loves witnessing and supporting the bond shared between people and their pets, and puts an emphasis on preventative care to help foster long-lasting relationships for her patients and their people. Dr. Kemper enjoys solving the mysteries of internal medicine cases, and is a certified veterinary acupuncturist, providing a wonderful tool for pain relief and other medical conditions. Dr. Kemper enjoys travelling with her family, is an avid reader of fiction and enjoys all the cuisines that the region has to offer. She is currently a volunteer veterinarian for Seattle Veterinary Outreach, a non-profit organization providing veterinary care for unsheltered clients. She shares her home with her husband Tyson, two sons Oliver and Finnian, her senior chihuahua Abuelita, a flock of chickens, and two cats who rule the roost, Hex and Bell.
Dr. Heather Smith is a 2003 graduate of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and she has been practicing small animal medicine in the greater Seattle area since then. The areas of practice that are most rewarding for Dr. Smith are preventative medicine, dentistry, pain management, and quality of life/end of life care for her patients. She is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and loves how her training allows for treatment options that help complement her favorite areas of medicine.
Dr. Smith shares her life with her husband Jade, her son Jonah and daughter Nora, as well as their cranky old lady Boston terrier Betty (stay off her lawn!), and their perfectly imperfect (and derpy!) Boxer rescue Gil.
When not at work, Dr. Smith enjoys traveling with her family, stand up paddleboarding, watching sporting events and binging movies and TV shows with her husband.
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